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Headword: Ὀξυθύμια
Adler number: omicron,424
Translated headword: gallows-refuse
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Whatever Athenians, when purifying their houses, were in the habit of taking out at night and depositing at the crossroads, this used to be known as gallows-refuse.
Greek Original:
Ὀξυθύμια: ὅσα καθαίροντες τὰς οἰκίας Ἀθηναῖοι νύκτωρ ἔθος εἶχον ἐν ταῖς τριόδοις τιθέναι, ταῦτα ὀξυθύμια ἐλέγετο.
Notes:
Also in Photius (omicron378 Theodoridis), and paralleled elsewhere.
See further under omicron 425.
Keywords: daily life; definition; geography; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 September 2002@09:43:30.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 29 September 2002@23:45:36.
David Whitehead (expanded notes) on 7 January 2010@07:35:51.
David Whitehead on 4 July 2013@07:15:58.
David Whitehead on 10 April 2015@02:51:06.

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